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Introducing our 1 Million Strong implementation Partners

May 15, 2017
Dear Friends, It’s been one year since the US-China Strong Foundation launched 1 Million Strong, our Mandarin language learning initiative that seeks to grow to one million the number of US K-12 students learning Mandarin by 2020. And what a year it’s been! Since...

US-China Strong and WeChat: Bridging the Cultural Gap

April 19, 2017
Dear Friends,   We’re thrilled to announce our new strategic cooperation with WeChat! US-China Strong and WeChat, an instant messaging app with more than 889 million monthly users, last week launched the partnership at our “Bridging the Cultural Gap”...

US-China Strong in the News!

March 8, 2017
Dear Friends, We’re thrilled to share exciting updates on what’s happening with the US-China Strong Foundation. Our President Travis Tanner and our COO Morgan Jones were each featured in two new articles as they gave their perspectives on the importance and future of US-China...

US-China Strong Hiring Summer Research Assistants

February 27, 2017
Open Position: Research Assistant Company: US-China Strong Foundation Website: www.uschinastrong.org Location:  2101 L Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20037 Time commitment: Part-time (15-20 hours/week) May – August 2017 Salary: Semester stipend provided Start Date: Beginning of...

US-China Strong Hiring Director of Programs and Communications

September 23, 2016
Open Position: Director of Programs and Communications Company: US-China Strong Foundation Website: www.uschinastrong.org Location:  2101 L Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20037 Time commitment: Full-time Salary: Commensurate with experience Start Date: Position to be filled...

Annual Spring Reception

May 30, 2016
Dear Friends, We were delighted to see so many friends and supporters at our annual Spring Reception on Tuesday. Special thanks to Laura Lane and UPS for hosting us, as well as our supporters P&G and Caterpillar. CNN Global Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott served as moderator for a...

100K Strong Hiring Research Assistant

April 25, 2016
Open Position: Research Assistant Company: 100,000 Strong Foundation Website: www.100kstrong.org Location:  2101 L Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20037 Time commitment: Part-time (15-20 hours/week) until May 2016 Salary: Stipend provided Start Date: Summer 2016 Application Due:...

100K Strong Hires Chief of Staff

February 4, 2016
Dear Friends, We are thrilled to welcome Jason Wynne Hughes as our new Chief of Staff at the 100,000 Strong Foundation. As an education expert and government affairs veteran, Jason will play a critical role managing the foundation’s growing team and serving as the lead coordinator of the 1...

Apply to be a 100K Strong Implementation Partner

January 19, 2016
Invitation to Submit Letter of Intent Regarding 1 Million Strong Initiative UPDATE: Thank you to all who submitted Letters of Interest (LOI).  We are no longer accepting LOIs for the 2016 application cycle. As a next step, we have invited a select group of candidates to submit a request for...

Paris Talks Underscore Importance of US-China Relationship

December 7, 2015
Originally posted by The Huffington Post on 12/07/2015 By: Carola McGiffert, President & CEO, 100,000 Strong Foundation  As the world's leaders convene in Paris to discuss ways to combat global climate change, of particular note is the deepening partnership between United States and...

GLOBAL TIMES: Personal touch enlivens Sino-US ties

October 27, 2015
Illustration: Liu Rui/GT Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a historic visit to the US. The trip came at a critical moment as the US-China relationship stands at a decisive crossroads. While the bilateral...

THE STRAITS TIMES: Obama’s ‘learn Chinese drive’ on road to reality

October 26, 2015
Goal to have a million Americans learning the language by 2020 achievable, say experts Originally published by The Straits Times on 10/26/15 By Melissa SimBy 2020, one million Americans will learn Chinese, a goal set by United States President Barack Obama to strengthen US-China ties. "If...

THE HILL: Mandarin language learning critical to US national interests

October 21, 2015
Mandarin language learning critical to US national interests Originally posted by The Hill on 10/21/2015 By Carola McGiffert Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Washington, DC, was as controversial as it was historic. It was also urgent. The US-China strategic...

PR WEB: American Councils President Named to 100K Strong Advisory Council on U.S.-China Educational Engagement

October 21, 2015
American Councils President Named to 100K Strong Advisory Council on U.S.-China Educational Engagement The 100,000 Strong Foundation, a national nonprofit created in 2013 to dramatically increase the number and diversity of U.S. students studying in China and learning Mandarin has recently...

HUFFINGTON POST: Hundreds Of Thousands More Students Will Be Learning Mandarin Soon. Here’s How.

October 19, 2015
The White House wants 1 million U.S. kids to study the language by 2020. Originally published by the Huffington Post on 10/14/2015 By: Rebecca...

ISCHOOL GUIDE: President Of 100,000 Strong Foundation Carola McGiffert Explains How Teachers Will Get 1 Million U.S. Students Learning Mandarin By 2020

October 19, 2015
Originally published by ischool Guide-10/16/2105  By: Sarah Guaglione  Carola McGiffert has a big goal to reach by 2020: get one million U.S. K-12 students learning Mandarin. The president of the 100,000 Strong Foundation is in charge of leading President Barack Obama's 1 Million Strong...

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Obama wants 1 million Americans Learning Chinese by 2020

October 19, 2015
Washington Examiner-09/25/2015 By: Kyle Feldscher                    President Obama announced a new initiative Friday aimed at having 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin Chinese over the next five...

100,000 Strong Launches New Advisory Council on US-China Education Engagement

October 13, 2015
Council to Consist of More Than One Dozen Current, Former Educational Leaders  Washington, DC – October 13, 2015 – The 100,000 Strong Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of US students studying in China and learning Mandarin, today launched a new academic...

FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE: Can 1 Million American Students Learn Mandarin?

September 28, 2015
Can 1 Million American Students Learn Mandarin? Obama just announced a new initiative promising just that--and all by 2020. Foreign Policy Magazine-09/25/2015 By: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian When U.S. President Barack Obama announced the 100,000 Strong Initiative in November 2009, setting the...

Obama Announces New Program to Dramatically Expand U.S. Mandarin Learning

September 25, 2015
1 Million Strong Initiative to Grow US Mandarin Study by Five Times in 2020 Washington, DC – September 25, 2015 – President Obama, during the first state visit to Washington by China’s President Xi Jinping, today announced a sweeping new nationwide initiative to see 1 million American...

CHINA-US FOCUS: Addressing Strategic Domain Issues in U.S.-China Relations

September 25, 2015
Addressing Strategic Domain Issues in U.S.-China Relations By Travis Tanner, Wang Dong, Roy Kamphausen Travis Tanner is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the 100K Strong Foundation; Wang Dong is Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for China-U.S. People to People...

100K Strong and Perfect World Announce New Scholarship for Seattle High School Students

September 22, 2015
Grant to Support Seattle-based OneWorld Now! Seattle, WA – September 22, 2015 – The 100,000 Strong Foundation and Perfect World announced today the launch of a new scholarship fund that will send high school students enrolled at OneWorld Now! (OWN) to China for summer programs. OWN is a...

Announcements on the Occasion of the 6th Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), June 2015

June 25, 2015
Fact Sheet The 100,000 Strong Foundation has achieved a great deal in the 12 months since the last CPE was held in Beijing in July 2014. Most notably, this past fall, President Barack Obama announced that his goal of seeing 100,000 American youth study in China over the previous four years had not...

Wanxiang and California’s ISLC Ring in Chinese New Year by Celebrating 100,000 Strong

February 27, 2015
South Gate, CA – On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District, in collaboration with Wanxiang Group, hosted an event to celebrate its 100,000 Strong Foundation study abroad program at a Chinese New Year celebration at...

Delaware Governor Announced China Study Abroad Program for High School Students

January 12, 2015
Original press release on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by www.news.Deleware.gov  Partnership with leading Chinese company is part of expansion of world language education opportunities Wilmington, DE – Having made it a priority to offer Delaware students the best opportunities...

Wanxiang’s Support of 100,000 Strong Reaches New Heights in 2014

November 25, 2014
Wanxiang completed another successful summer study abroad program in support of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative. This summer was Wanxiang’s biggest program yet, as it sent a record 224 students representing 10 different organizations to study in China over the summer, where they not...

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China–Huffington Post

September 17, 2014
100K Strong Foundation President, Carola McGiffert, wrote an article for the Huffington Post. Check it out: HUFFINGTON POST, 09/16/2014 Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China As president of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, my job is to increase the number of...

100,000 Strong Launches Environmental Action Fund

September 4, 2014
Resources to Expand US-China Collaboration on Sustainability Seattle, Washington – September 4, 2014 - On the occasion of the Bo’ao Conference in Seattle, Washington, the 100,000 Strong Foundation today announced the launch of its Environmental Action Plan. The Action Fund will help stand up...

US Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China — Huffington Post

July 11, 2014
100K Strong Foundation President, Carola McGiffert, wrote an article for the Huffington Post. This piece announces that 100K Strong has achieved and surpassed President Obama's goal of sending 100,000 American students to study in China. Check it out: HUFFINGTON POST, 07/09/2014 US Reaches...

US Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

July 11, 2014
100K Strong joins Secretary John Kerry and Vice Premier Liu Yandong at the fifth Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Beijing for Landmark Announcement Beijing – July 10, 2014 – The 100,000 Strong Foundation today announced that President Barack Obama’s goal of...

US-China Student Summit Creates Tomorrow’s Relationships Today – Huffington Post

June 5, 2014
100K Strong President, Carola McGiffert, wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post with Jim Hall, President and CEO of WorldStrides. The piece demonstrates the important role students can play in the future of the US-China relationship. Check it out: HUFFINGTON POST, 06/05/2014 US-China Student...

OMG: In China, This Language Teacher Has Swag (WSJ)

June 2, 2014
Jessica Beinecke gets this reaction a lot: She’s walking down the street in a Chinese city, and she’ll be recognized by one of her 400,000 Weibo followers or even one of the 40 million who have watched her videos. With platinum blonde hair and big blue eyes, the young woman who has taught...

100,000 Strong program to continue beyond 2014

May 29, 2014
By Zhao Xinying (chinadaily.com.cn) The 100,000 Strong initiative, originally launched to increase the number of US students studying in China to 100,000 over a four-year period from 2010 to 2014, will continue beyond 2014 and become a long-term program, according to Travis Tanner, vice-chairman...

100,000 Strong Initiative: Building a better future for US-China relations

May 23, 2014
By the end of 2014, hopefully a total of 100,000 American students will have traveled across the Pacific Ocean to study in China since 2010, an unprecedented number pushed by the US government through its 100,000 Strong Initiative, an effort to dramatically increase the number and diversity of...

China Syndrome: Why more kids are learning Mandarin (Reuters)

April 29, 2014
By Chris Taylor - If famed investor Jim Rogers is known for one trait above all, it is for spotting themes early -- and betting on them big. So when the co-founder of The Quantum Fund (with George Soros) and author of "Adventure Capitalist" became a father, he naturally thought of how...

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Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner: Why Washington should focus on Asia

April 29, 2014
This article by Kurt Campbell, Chair and CEO of the Asia Group and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Ely Ratner, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security ran in the June 2014 issue of...

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Brookings: 35 Years of U.S.-China Relations

April 25, 2014
On March 28, Senior Director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council Evan Medeiros spoke at the Brookings Institution event "35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power." The event, hosted by the  John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution and...

Just Released: Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2014

April 21, 2014
Beijing Forestry University is a designated institution entitled to admit students under Chinese Government Scholarship by Ministry of Education of China. Applications for Chinese Government Scholarships are accepted from now on and applicants for Master Degree Program and Doctor Degree Program can...

McGiffert’s op-ed in Roll Call: The US-China Relationship Begins With Our Young People

April 3, 2014
By Carola McGiffert, President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation April 2, 2014 First Lady Michelle Obama recently traveled to China to promote educational exchange, and she called on young Americans — from every background, every walk of life — to study in China, learn Mandarin and forge...

Michelle Obama’s Visit to China: Education in the Forefront

March 31, 2014
100,000 Strong Foundation President, Carola McGiffert, and Emily Gustafsson-Wright, guest scholar with the Center for Universal Education in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, write about the importance of First Lady Michelle Obama's recent trip to China for Brookings'...

New York Times on 100K Strong and Michelle Obama’s trip to China

March 24, 2014
The New York Times profiled Michelle Obama's visit to China, in which she touted the 100K Strong Foundation's work promoting exchanges between China and the US. In it, they quoted 100,000 Strong Foundation President Carola McGiffert. From the article: "Mrs. Obama appeared at the Stanford...

TIME Magazine: Michelle Obama promotes 100,000 Strong on trip to China

March 24, 2014
In case you missed it, Michelle Obama touted 100,000 Strong on her recent visit to China. The following is excerpted from a TIME Magazine report, which you can read in its full version here.   "Obama began her day at Beijing Normal School, an elite high school whose students enjoy a leafy...

100K’s Winter Dinner Honoring Amb. Locke

March 6, 2014
We were honored to pay tribute to Ambassador Gary Locke and his wife Mona Lee Locke at the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s Winter Dinner here in Washington on March 5. Ambassador and Mrs. Locke have had impressive careers in public service, most recently in China, and we have been deeply grateful for...

READ and SHARE: Steve Schwarzman & Carola McGiffert pen Op-Ed for China Business Review

February 6, 2014
February 6, 2014   CHINA BUSINESS REVIEW An Investment in a Shared Future By Carola McGiffert and Stephen A. Schwarzman   When Vice President Joe Biden visited Beijing in December, he was on a crisis-management mission to diffuse recurring tensions in the East China Sea,...

APPLY NOW: Scholarships Available for May 2014 WorldStrides Summit in Beijing!

January 31, 2014
We have two exciting announcements related to the upcoming 2014 U.S.-China Student Summit, held this May. Starting February 1, $1,000 need-based are available for students to participate in the full Summit Experience. This is DOUBLE the amount previously available! Organized by 100,000...

WorldStrides to Offer $100K in Scholarships to Achieve 100K Strong

December 20, 2013
100K Strong's strategic partner Worldstrides is pleased to announce that $100,000 in need-based scholarships has been secured for students to attend the 2014 U.S.-China Student Summit this May. The Summit program will let students explore China with tours, special meetings, and interactive...

GMU News: Students Represent Mason at Conference to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

December 13, 2013
December 6, 2013 George Mason University News: Students Represent Mason at Conference to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations By Catherine Probst Several George Mason University students attended the Nov. 21 inaugural conference of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, which aims to strengthen...

Teach for China: 10 US Alumni Named Ambassadors to 100K Strong

December 3, 2013
November 27, 2013   Teach for China: 10 US Alumni Named Ambassadors to 100K Strong   Dear Supporters of Teach For China, I am thrilled to announce that Teach For China has named 10 Alumni Ambassadors to the 100,000 Strong Foundation under our Signature Partnership. These alumni...

Secretary Kerry Highlights 100,000 Strong Foundation in remarks at closing session of the 2013 CPE

November 25, 2013
During his remarks at the Closing Session of the 2013 U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, Us Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the work of the 100,000 Strong Foundation this year:   "Our educational exchanges are truly more widespread than ever before....

Message from President Obama on People to People Exchange highlights 100,000 Strong

November 25, 2013
On the occasion of the fourth round of the United States - China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), President Barack Obama issued a greeting that highlights the efforts of the 100,000 Strong Foundation this year:   "Since it's launch this year, the 100,000 Strong Foundation...

Asian Week: Investing in US-China Relations, One Student at a Time

November 25, 2013
Investing in US-China Relations, One Student at a Time   By FIONA MA November 21, 2013 President John F Kennedy was the commencement speaker at American University in Washington, DC in June 1963 where he asked “what kind of peace do I mean and what kind of peace do we seek?”...

Inside Higher Ed: Student Exchange Seen as Path to Better U.S.-China Relations

November 25, 2013
Student Exchange Seen as Path to Better U.S.-China Relations November 22, 2013 Policy leaders stressed Thursday that the best way to strengthen relations between the U.S. and China is one person at a time, starting with a concentrated effort to increase the number of...

American University News: Strengthening U.S.-China Ties, One Student at a Time

November 25, 2013
Strengthening U.S.-China Ties, One Student at a Time By Gregg Sangillo November 23, 2013 Diplomacy is often confined to high-level talks between world leaders. But improving relations between the United States and China needs a grassroots approach, and students will play a vital role in...

CHINA DAILY: Aiming for 100,000

November 8, 2013
November 8, 2013 China Daily USA Aiming for 100,000 By Chen Weihua   More American students are going to China to study under the 100,000 Strong Initiative and finding it to be a life-changing experience, Chen Weihua reports from Washington. It was 4 pm and Chinese tea time at...

Yale Daily News: Yale-China Association selected to strengthen U.S.-China ties

November 4, 2013
November 4, 2013 BY RISHABH BHANDARI AND LARRY MILSTEIN   Starting next year, eight New Haven high school students and two Yale alumni will travel to China as student ambassadors on behalf of the Yale-China Association and the 100,000 Strong Foundation. This fall, the 100,000 Strong...

100,000 Strong Foundation Inaugural Conference

November 4, 2013
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China Business Review: The Expat’s Competitive Edge

November 1, 2013
  October 21, 2013   The Expat’s Competitive Edge   Technical skills, cross-cultural knowledge, and language abilities can help expats in China find positions in a competitive market.   By Abraham Sorock   While foreigners once occupied a privileged position at...

PLEASE READ: New York Times’ Thomas Friedman Column on Teach for China

October 30, 2013
Meet the Makers By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN October 30, 2013   TENGCHONG, China — I never thought I’d have to come to China for a breath of fresh air. But that is exactly what I got last week by traveling to the China-Myanmar border area to visit Chinese village schools with the...

APPLY NOW: Fulbright-Hays Scholarships Available – Deadline Extended!

October 24, 2013
The 100,000 Strong Foundation strongly encourages interested students to explore this exciting opportunity from UMass Boston: There are 16 Fulbright-Hays Scholarships available for language and culture studies in China for graduate and undergraduates studying Chinese. The scholarship, funded by...

100,000 Strong Featured in AmCham China’s “Business Now” Magazine!

October 22, 2013
The 100,000 Strong Foundation is featured in the October 2013 edition of the American Chamber of Commerce in China's Business Now magazine. You can read the read the article here, and learn more about AmCham China's efforts on their website. AmCham Beijing: How Strong is...

American University Partners with g-MEO’s Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad

October 16, 2013
American University Has Joined g-MEO’s Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad as a Principal Partner   October 15, 2013 (New York, NY) – Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc. (g-MEO), a social enterprise focused on international education with innovative study abroad in...

Apply Now!: State Department Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

September 27, 2013
We are happy to spread the word on this exciting opportunity for study abroad from our friends at the State Department: U.S. Department of State Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers...

100,000 Strong Foundation Unveils Signature Partners

September 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2013 Inaugural group of eight organizations to help 100,000 Strong promote US-China strategic relationship through study abroad   WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17, 2013 – The 100,000 Strong Foundation announced on Tuesday the selection of an inaugural...

Foreign Policy Experts, Business Leaders Join 100,000 Strong Foundation

July 9, 2013
New Advisory Council Members to Lend Unique Perspective, Expertise WASHINGTON, DC, July 9, 2013 – 100,000 Strong Foundation President Carola McGiffert announced today the addition of four new members to its diverse and distinguished Advisory Council. The new members include Kris Balderston...

New York Times: Becoming ‘Asia Literate’: Learn Chinese, but Don’t Stop There

June 18, 2013
Don't miss the 100,000 Strong mention in this article from the New York Times!   Becoming ‘Asia Literate’: Learn Chinese, but Don’t Stop There By SUE-LIN WONG June 11, 2013 BEIJING — While studying abroad at Peking University in Beijing, Andrew Stead didn’t expect...

New York Times: Foreign Interns Head to China

May 28, 2013
Foreign Interns Head to China By YENNI KWOK May 27, 2013 HONG KONG — Angelika Lisek, a Polish finance student at the University of Glasgow, is no stranger to working during the holidays: waiting tables, selling books door to door or helping her mother at her architecture company. But she...

Video: US-China Chat – Taking Mandarin Study to Another Level

May 28, 2013
Jessica Beinecke's latest US-China Chat explores how students at Washington, DC's Gallaudet University are taking mandarin study, and the mission of 100K Strong, to another level by learning sign language in Chinese. Jessica talks with students studying "CSL," and learns about the added challenges...

SinoVision English: The 100,000 Strong Foundation

May 23, 2013
The SinoVision English Channel discusses the 100,000 Strong Foundation and its mission in this report from American University, featuring 100,000 Strong President Carola McGiffert: [video type="youtube" id="4EW0xkvurhw" hd="yes" autoplay="yes" height="270"...

San Mateo Daily Journal: Community College District tapped for international program

May 1, 2013
Students and faculty from the San Mateo County Community College District will get the chance to travel to China starting in 2014 through a new program. This week, during a ceremony in Beijing, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the creation of a new program to send California community college students...

Florence Fang And Chris Cooper: Building California’s economy by deepening understanding of China

April 17, 2013
During his visit to China, Gov. Jerry Brown promoted investment opportunities in industries such as clean energy, infrastructure and alternative-fuel vehicles that have the potential to remake California’s economy for decades.   This op-ed by 100,000 Strong Foundation Board Members...

100,000 Strong Supports the Committee of 100 Common Ground Conference

April 5, 2013
The Committee of 100 will convene its 22nd Annual Common Ground Conference this April at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Henry Tang, a Committee of 100 Governor, is a member of the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s Advisory Council and we are proud to...

The Oregonian: We need to recommit to international education

March 15, 2013
Few of us at colleges and universities need to be sold on the importance of international education. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students study abroad each year, bringing back broader perspectives, enhanced language skills and new tools for effectiveness in an increasingly global workplace and...

Bringing 100K Strong to Boston and New Orleans

March 14, 2013
As part of the 100,000 Strong Foundation's ongoing effort to build new city partnerships across the country, I wanted to give you an update on my recent trips to Boston and New Orleans. These are two very different cities, but both are filled with opportunity for area students to study in China and...

US Universities Must Invest in China Studies

February 20, 2013
On December 14, Richard Baum, distinguished professor of political science at UCLA, renowned expert on Chinese politics, and adviser to presidents, died in Los Angeles. He was among the foremost in an unparalleled generation of Sinologists that was trained during the Mao Era and went on to inform...

will.i.am Announces Grant to Send Boyle Heights Students to China

February 7, 2013
Los Angeles – Entertainer and philanthropist will.i.am on Thursday announced a major grant from the 100,000 Strong Foundation to his i.am.boyle heights center to create new opportunities for area students to learn Mandarin and study in China. 100,000 Strong Foundation Gift to...

The Rebalancing to Asia: The Role of Student Exchanges

February 5, 2013
In her remarks recently at the Department of State, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton led the charge to increase student exchanges between China and the United States. The occasion served as the official launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is...

Students explore non-credit study-abroad options in China

February 4, 2013
A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) – US Students in China: Meeting the goals of the 100,000 Strong Initiative – has shown that US students are increasingly choosing to explore China’s higher educational offerings in a range of ways other than through traditional...

Kurt Campbell: An education exchange would strengthen ties with China

January 29, 2013
Last May, when I was in Beijing negotiating with my Chinese counterparts ahead of the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Chinese and American government officials interrupted our discussions to introduce a group of students from both countries who had been involved in an educational...

Media Roundup: Launch of 100,000 Strong Foundation

January 28, 2013
The launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation received national and international media attention. Over 365 news organizations picked up the story, including outlets like Reuters, The Sacramento Bee, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Dow Jones Newswires, Yahoo! News, the Houston...

On campus, US-Chinese interaction is surging

December 20, 2012
An influx of young Chinese, along with steadily rising enrollments from Saudi Arabia, has enlarged the international student body at US colleges and universities, according to a report issued this week. One-quarter of the 764,321 international students who enrolled at US schools for the 2011-12...

MetroCorp CEO to serve as 100KStrong director

December 20, 2012
MetroCorp Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: MCBI) CEO George Lee has a history of investing in high-tech medical companies and wants a future in nonprofits, as I wrote in this week’s paper. A notable item about Lee: He’s highly involved with the U.S. State Department’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, a...